Enjoying the ride.
I had read that during the oil crunch or 73-75, many pressing plants used a lot of regrind in their records. Many times they would grind whole record returns, paper labels and all. Because of that, I have found it to be a crapshoot on mid 70s record pressing quality. What was really sad was that ABC was the worst on QC and Steely Dan were on that label. Its sad to get one of their albums and have it pop and tick ruining what would be a spectacular sounding album. I also agree on early reissue CDs sounding tinny. I've had to trade up on several CDs I bought on the cheap originally.Interesting. The quality of the vinyl certainly plays into the sound you get out!! My original Colombia record, wore out and got tossed decades ago.
Yesterday night, I listened to my original copy of "Photograph". (Ringo Starr - 1973)
I was surprised how good is sounded, from a pop and click standpoint! I had an "ok" set up back then, but nothing spectacular. Guess the stylus back then, didn't carve it up too bad! Perhaps what I have now gets into the groove better, where there is less to no wear??
I remember that, at some point, certain companies DID used recycled vinyl, but I thought that was in the 80s, as CDs took over.
Man, early CDs sounded tinny. Again, MFSL and DCC made many remaster CDs from the master tapes, which sound MUCH better than the usual CDs which were made of second, third or whatever copies of the master tapes. Every generation loses some quality.
Thinking that some "Blood, Sweat and Tears" will get queued up later today.
I have Dark Side of the Moon, MFSL, too.
That will need a Guinness chaser! LOL!